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Audrey Girard

Assistant Professor, Food Science



BS in Bakery Science and Management, Kansas State University

Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from Texas A&M University

Postdoc (Anna Julia Cooper Fellowship), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of Study

The mission of the Girard Lab is to use protein chemistry to improve food quality and sustainability, as well as to promote human health. We are an inclusive research program that produces high-caliber science while training scientists to be leaders and innovators to solve food-related problems. Current studies include:

  • Mechanisms of protein-polyphenol interactions and their effect on protein functionality
  • Reduction of off-flavors in plant-based protein sources
  • Improving structure and function of extruded proteins